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CASPER, Wyo. — A judge on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to three federal criminal charges.

KTWO-AM reports tribal Chief Judge Terri Smith was arraigned in federal court last week and was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond.

A federal grand jury indicted her last month on conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, use of a communication facility to commit a drug felony and distribution of cocaine.

According to the indictment, authorities say Smith and two others conspired to distribute the prescription painkiller from November 2017 to November 2018.

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She is also accused of distributing cocaine in June 2018 and of sending text messages to a co-conspirator to distribute oxycodone in April 2018.

The indictment did not detail the crimes. A trial is scheduled for July 29 in Cheyenne.

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